For some, going to the dentist is quite an unnerving ordeal. How patients are treated by the dentist makes a difference in enhancing the experience or putting them on edge. However, if a dentist has made your visit a positive experience, a thank-you note is a good way to express your gratitude. A thank-you note does not need to be long or extravagant to express your appreciation. A few guidelines will help you express thanks and encourage your dentist to keep up with his current level of care.
Begin your note by expressing what the dentist did to earn your gratitude. For example, you can start with, "Thank you for going over the steps of my procedure before performing them so I wouldn't be as nervous."
Mention the dentist's specific actions that put you at ease during treatment. For example, you can say, "Your reassurance that cleaning my teeth would not be painful helped calm my fear of going to the dentist."
Include the dentist's staff if they contributed to your having a positive experience. For example, you can say, "Your staff's efficient processing of my paperwork saved a lot of time."
Finish the note with a positive statement that pertains to future visits. For example, you can say, "I will no longer be as nervous about my future visits to you because of your thoughtfulness and skill."
A thank-you note should be handwritten for a more personal touch. Stationery can also be used; however, it is not a requirement.